Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Match 2012 Day 3 Live Streaming
Clarke’s call was backed by his bowlers who captured the wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and the prized scalps of Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera in the final session. At the close, Sri Lanka were 87 for four with Tillakaratne Dilshan not out 50 with Samaraweera out in day’s final over. Dilshan reached his 50 off 82 balls when he hooked Shane Watson for four in the penultimate over of the day.
Evergreen Hussey continued to flourish this southern summer with an unbeaten 115 for his 19th Test century and third in the last month to share in a 146-run stand with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade (68).
In his six Tests against Sri Lanka, Hussey has scored five centuries at 109.62. Hussey, batting better than ever at the age of 37, audaciously raised his hundred with a pull off Shaminda Eranga.Angelo Mathews looked set to take the catch on the mid-wicket boundary ropes but fumbled the chance, allowing the ball to bounce over for four to bring up Hussey’s 100.
Hussey’s knock came off 184 balls with eight fours and a six. Wade, who had a life on 20 when he was dropped by fielding substitute Suraj Randiv at mid-wicket off Chanaka Welegedara nearing lunch, raised his second Test half-century.
Clarke was the only Australian wicket to fall out in the day’s third over when he edged Eranga to Sangakkara low down at first slip. The Australian skipper’s 74 off 145 balls took his tally to 1,432 runs this calendar year at 102.28 with a possibility of three more Test innings to come before year’s end. Clarke had been on track for his fifth century of 2012, three of them double-centuries, along with his Test highest score of 329 not out against India in Sydney last January.
Sri Lanka began boldly but rookie opener Karunaratne was out for 14 in the 10th over when he nibbled at Ben Hilfenhaus and was snapped up by Wade. The Australians struck two killer blowslate in the day with the key wickets of Sangakkara and Jayawardene.
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